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Table 5 Potency of interaction between of gamma irradiation and LC50 of the entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana and Paecilomyces lilacinus against Galleria mellonella larvae descending from the irradiated parental females

From: Effect of gamma irradiation and/or certain entomopathogenic fungi on the larval Mortality of Galleria mellonella L

Radiation doses (Gy) Fungi Observed % mortality* Expected % mortality** Co-toxicity factor Joint effect type
control 08 ± 3.75
70 Gy B. bassiana 64 ± 4.01 94.3 − 31.9 Antagonism
P. lilacinus 54 ± 2.45 84.3 − 35.9 Antagonism
100 Gy B. bassiana 78 ± 2.01 102.3 − 23.7 Antagonism
P. lilacinus 74 ± 4.01 92.3 − 19.8 Additive
125 Gy B. bassiana 84 ± 2.45 118.3 − 29.0 Antagonism
P. lilacinus 80 ± 3.17 108.3 − 26.1 Antagonism
  1. *The observed mortality for the mixture of two treatments was the percentage of the mortalities of each combination
  2. **The expected mortality was summited for each treatment in the mixture in every test by treating larvae by each one alone